Diamine has been in existence since 1864 and has been based in Liverpool since 1925. Despite several changes in management, the company has always remained true not only to its production methods, but also to its manufacturing processeson… read more
Diamine has been in existence since 1864 and has been based in Liverpool since 1925. Despite several changes of management, the company has always remained faithful not only to its production methods but also to its manufacturing processes. For over 150 years, this has ensured that the quality of ink used in fountain pens, calligraphy and drawing has been outstanding.
The brand’s reputation is such that the company receives orders for personalised shades such as Rouge Monaco for Prince Rainier III of Monaco and the Grimaldi family or WES Imperial Blue specially designed for the 25th anniversary of the Writing Equipment Society.
Diamine is also showing its imagination by creating the Inkvent Calendar in December 2019. In the manner of an advent calendar, a small bottle of ink in a different colour is revealed each day from 1 to 25 December. Lovers of writing and ink in particular have naturally flocked to this limited edition collector’s item.
The British company boasts one of the world’s richest ranges in terms of both the colour palette. As well as the aesthetics of its various bottles.
The brand’s driving force is to reconnect with fine writing and calligraphy. And to oppose the decline of handwriting in primary schools. “It’s a commitment to our fans and enthusiasts: as they persist, so do we.”
A distinction must be made between Japanese and European/American nibs. For the same line thickness given by the manufacturers (e.g. F), Japanese nibs will be thinner than European/American nibs. Thus, an F nib from Sailor (Japanese nib) will correspond to an EF nib from Jowo (German nib).